Frequently Asked Questions
Each cat varies, but normally between 1 and 2 days, to completely relax. Those cats that visit the cattery regularly settle more quickly and it for this reason that we recommend selecting a cattery you feel suits you and sticking to it. Cats do find it unsettling to be using a different cattery each holiday. We know this because when cats have boarded elsewhere and return to us, they take longer than normal for them to settle. This means whenever possible plan carefully to ensure your bookings are made in time especially during the summer holidays, Christmas and the New Year.
At the cattery we play music that is specially designed for cats. This really does go a long way to helping them relax. We also use a selection of essential aromatherapy oils specifically beneficial to cats to encourage confidence, relaxation and reduce stress.
- The cattery does supply all of the above, although all bedding and toys are routinely washed and disinfected.
- You are more than welcome to bring your cat’s own bedding, toys and food.
- Bedding that smells familiar does help the cats to feel at home as their sense of smell is so sensitive that it is really an important requirement and strongly recommended.
- Toys are welcome, although we are not responsible for anything that may get broken during your cats stay
At the cattery, we can only stock so much variety, so if you prefer for your cats diet to remain the same or they are on a special/prescription diet, then please ensure that you have brought enough and it can be labelled clearly.
It is strongly suggested that you provide a few days more than required for your cats stay in case you are delayed for any reason to ensure we have enough.
No, administering medication is included in the price. You provide the medication and it is labelled clearly and administered as directed. Once again it is strongly advised that you provide a few days extra in case you are delayed for any reason.
No, some grooming is included in the price; although we are not cat groomers, so please do not expect perfection! If we feel that grooming the cat adds to any stress during their stay, then we will cease grooming them, however many cats enjoy the attention and we encourage grooming if they allow it.
You will notice that we have very structured opening times. This is important as it goes a long way to reducing any unnecessary stress to the cats. Obviously a cattery that can board up to 35 cats has more footfall than a normal house and that which most cats are exposed to, by structuring the opening times it allows the cats to fully relax in between.
FAQs was last modified: December 22nd, 2016 by Jaime Terrill